47252-002: Regional Urban Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Regional Urban Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47252-002 Status: Active

The project will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in eight municipalities in the southern Terai region of Nepal bordering India, including four municipalities from the less-developed Province 7 in far western Nepal. The project will support municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening.

The eight cities have high population growth rates, are severely lacking investment, and are experiencing a high level of environmental degradation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Regional Urban Development Project
Project Number 47252-002
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3566-NEP: Regional Urban Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 150.00 million
TA 9384-NEP: Strengthening Capacity for Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Investment Planning
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in eight municipalities in the southern Terai region of Nepal bordering India, including four municipalities from the less-developed Province 7 in far western Nepal. The project will support municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening.

The eight cities have high population growth rates, are severely lacking investment, and are experiencing a high level of environmental degradation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with Nepal's Fourteenth Plan and with the National Urban Policy 2007, which aim for a balanced national urban system by developing centers of growth that provide an alternative to the Kathmandu Valley. The project is also aligned with Nepal's National Urban Development Strategy (2017), which also aims for regionally balanced development, as well as more planned and sustainable urbanization. The project is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2013 2017 for Nepal, which supports the government's development objective of sustainable, broad-based, and inclusive economic growth through the development of urban infrastructure and better access to basic services.
Impact Sustainable, inclusive, and resilient urban areas developed; and balanced and prosperous sub-national urban system achieved (National Urban Development Strategy)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Quality, sustainability, and disaster resilience of urban services, and competitiveness in eight municipalities of the Terai region improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban infrastructure in eight municipalities constructed or rehabilitated with climate-resilient and sustainable designs

Municipality capacity strengthened

Project preparation capacity improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bhimdatta N.P., Biratnagar, Birgunj, Dhangadhi, Godawari , Nepalgunj, Royal Shuklaphanta, Siddharthanagar
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment review framework and four initial environmental examinations (IEEs) with environmental management plans were prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and government laws. IEEs will be updated based on the detailed design. The documents were disclosed on ADB's website and relevant information disclosed to project communities. The IEEs concluded that no significant adverse impacts are anticipated. Any impacts will be mitigated through measures outlined in the environmental management plans. The drainage, road, and SWM works will reduce water and air pollution. The PCO will submit environment reports to ADB semiannually. Consultation and public participation will continue throughout implementation, and any environmental grievances will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism established for the project.
Involuntary Resettlement The land acquisition and involuntary resettlement impact assessment confirms that impacts are not significant. The land acquisition process for a total of 30 hectares required for landfill sites has begun, and 65% is government land. A total of 27 households (172 people) are expected to be affected, of which 15 households (92 persons) will be significantly affected because they lose 10% or more of their productive assets. The land acquisition will affect three indigenous households. A combined resettlement and indigenous peoples plan (CRIPP) and three due diligence reports were prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement to mitigate negative impacts. The resettlement impacts, mitigation measures, policy provisions, and SWM subproject details and related impacts were discussed with potentially affected persons. Meaningful consultations shall continue throughout implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples live in the project area. No confirmed negative impacts were identified, except for the acquisition of land belonging to three indigenous households for the landfill site in Dhangadhi. Indigenous peoples living in the project area are likely to experience positive impacts thanks to better roads, drainage, SWM, and sanitation. The performance-based socioeconomic development program (PBSEDP) will include an awareness program for indigenous peoples and their participation will be ensured during subproject design and implementation. A combined resettlement and indigenous peoples planning framework was prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and applicable laws. If required, the framework will guide the preparation of resettlement and indigenous peoples plans during the detailed design. The PIUs were trained on the framework.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project design was participatory, and included household survey to inform design, and several consultations with a broad range of stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The proposed project includes municipal level committee with broad interests represented. Intensive community consultations will also be carried over to the project implementation stages and user awareness will be included as an important activity.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be carried out using ADB's Consulting Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing (where required) will be used. Seven consultancy packages have been published.
Procurement All procurement under the project shall be carried out using ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing up to 20% of the loan amount (where required). Four ICB packages have been published.
Responsible ADB Officer Castro-Wooldridge, Vivian
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 30 Jan 2017 to 10 Feb 2017
MRM 19 May 2017
Approval 22 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

Loan 3566-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2017 27 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 214.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 22 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 64.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9384-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2017 17 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2017 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 22 Sep 2017 0.00

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Urban Development Project: Attariya Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Dhangadhi Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Nepalgunj Road and Drainage Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Siddharthanagar Road and Drainage Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Attariya Integrated Waste Processing Sites (IWPS) Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Biratnagar Road and Drainage Subprojects Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Jhalari-Pipaladi Solid Waste Management and Municipal Building Subprojects Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Dhangadhi Integrated Waste Processing Sites (IWPS) Subproject Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans May 2017
Regional Urban Development Project: Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Mar 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Active 12 Oct 2017 10 Nov 2017
Loan No. 47252-NEP: Regional Urban Development Project [RUDP/ICB/BRJ-01] Invitation for Bids Active 19 Jul 2017 01 Sep 2017
Loan No. 47252-NEP: Regional Urban Development Project [RUDP/ICB/NEG/3] Invitation for Bids Closed 26 May 2017 11 Jul 2017
Loan No. 47252-NEP: Regional Urban Development Project [RUDP/ICB/BRT/2] CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Apr 2017 11 Apr 2017
Loan No. 47252-NEP: Regional Urban Development Project [RUDP/ICB/SN/4] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Feb 2017 12 Apr 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan